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Gas Barbecue Safety

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Information:

What

A mineworker lit a barbecue and then walked to the nearby kitchen to retrieve food. Upon returning it was noticed that the flexible hose from the bottle to the barbecue was on fire. As a second gas cylinder was in close proximity it was decided not to fight the fire - the area was evacuated.

Why

This incident was caused by a poor connection on the gas hose which allowed gas to escape and to catch fire.

Recommendations

Recommendations include maintaining gas cylinders which includes testing and re-stamping every ten years, condemning rusted or dented cylinder and replacing all damaged fittings or hoses, also before connecting a gas cylinder check that the fitting is clean and undamaged.



Organisation:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Queensland (QLD)

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Coverage:

QLD - Queensland

Author:

Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Publisher:

Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Published:

29 Jan 2004



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